Tavares: “Pretty Much Back to Normal”

Good news for the Islanders well ahead of the 2014-15 season: John Tavares says that’s he’s feeling just fine, thanks.

Tavares was a guest on WGR550 in Buffalo where he said that “everything’s pretty much back to normal,” noting that he skated with the London Knights last week. 

Tavares added that he is “just happy I’m able to put this behind me, move forward, and look toward next season.”

Tavares was injured on February 20 at the Olympics in Sochi, suffering a torn MCL and meniscus. Luckily, he did not need surgery to repair the injury.




314 comments
David Rosenthal
David Rosenthal

I love how Isles fans can criticize a team for making 2 finals, winning 1, making playoffs every year, 100pts/yr....while we havent won a series in 21 years..other teams make changes and call a huge failure what we can only dream of at this point (series wins, playoffs every year)...meanwhile Garth/Crappy still have jobs, year 8 of rebuild

orange2327
orange2327

Geez other teams make changes WHEN THEY MAKE THE PLAYOFFS AND WIN A ROUND. I know they have sid and geno but when management actually cares about the product on the ice it matters.

cournoyer
cournoyer

It's Wang who doesn't care about winning. Snow and Capuano are probably amazed  their still in the NHL

slapshot18_rs
slapshot18_rs

@David Rosenthal  just join the same comment thread from before, no reason to start another one. you guys can all like eachothers comments down there too and it keeps the blog more organized. 

Steven Cook
Steven Cook

Orange2327 - Get over bashing Wang and Snow already.  It is annoying.  They are here right now and neither one is going anywhere any time soon.  You bitching about it 100 times on every post on this site isn't going to change anything and it is getting old.  I like what Snow has done during the rebulid right up until the Nino trade.  That deal and everything he has done since then (except drafting Pulock) has been brutal but it is what it is and you or me or anyone else on this site can't change anything.  I wish Wang would sell the team tomorrow but that is not reality.  Enough already. 

slapshot18_rs
slapshot18_rs

did you expect the penguins to lose in the second round? i mean they were a top 5 team all year long...their expectations are cup or bust.  so a second round exit is EXTREMELY disappointing to them.  yes, we would be ecstatic with a second round exit this year, but its a completely different team in a completely different stage. 

doc942
doc942

@cournoyer  Do you really think that Snow and Capuano go to work each day and don't care about winning.  Winning and caring about it are two different things.  Do you think Ted Williams and Ernie Banks didn't care about winning?  Or did they just not win despite caring about it?

tag1
tag1

@cournoyer Difference of having a ex player as part of ownership compared to having someone who didn't know squat about the sport when he bought the team and only cared about the real estate.

orange2327
orange2327

@steven cook its annoying but necessary. They are responsible for turning this club into a joke. I will lampoon them until they are gone.

orange2327
orange2327

There is not one shred of competantsy associated with wang and snow. Of course the pens are a different situation. Cause they hire competant people not bumpkins.

doc942
doc942

@tag1 @cournoyer  And George Steinbrenner was a shipbuilder and an assistant football coach and didn't know jack about baseball and yet he became the best owner in baseball during his tenure.

orange2327
orange2327

Ray shero forgot more than garth snow actually knows about being a gm.

slapshot18_rs
slapshot18_rs

@David Rosenthal @slapshot18_rs  posted 14 minutes ago ha. 

and thats actually a pretty fair remark since his worst work has come after that.  
again, not defending snow. dont misinterpret that please!!!

David Rosenthal
David Rosenthal

@slapshot18_rs"I like what Snow has done during the rebulid right up until the Nino trade" Theres 1 complacent remark already...7+ years was good enough...Snow can say look they like me they really liked (or liked) me for so long..they are even giving me ANOTHER summer to sign x y z and fill  holes xyz

slapshot18_rs
slapshot18_rs

sigh. please show one post saying "8 year rrebuild is ok by me" from just one person. you guys generalize and say these things like the majority of the fanbase believes it and you guys are the smart ones that see through it all...but really theres no comments like that anywhere. 

David Rosenthal
David Rosenthal

@slapshot18_rs @tag1Complacency allows Wang/Snow to get away with their failures, all they have to do is point to all the positive rebuilding after 8 years is alright by me posts and say see, we are doing wonderfully

slapshot18_rs
slapshot18_rs

@tag1  no because im more open minded than you guys.  i can see negatives just as clearly as you.  but its so obvious that i choose to talk about other things for the most part.  you guys barely talk hockey.  this has become a forum for you guys to strictly bash snow/wang. maybe you guys should exchange numbers and/or start your own little chat room called F..U..WANG...you guys get to be your obnoxious selves, and everyone else doesnt have to re-read the same garbage every single day. 

tag1
tag1

You taking roll call now? There are a few people that are around these pages did you have a problem with doc backing you up because I don't

slapshot18_rs
slapshot18_rs

@tag1 @slapshot18_rs  im talknig about the back and forth with you and orange, who always seems to be around these pages.   and no, its perfectly fine that we disagree on topics.  everyone does.  but just because we disagree, does not mean i support wang/snow in any way what so ever, and thats basically the claim you guys have. 


"disgree? you must love wang/snow."

tag1
tag1

@slapshot18_rs @tag1 So if we call someone out for making a comment we don't agree with like I did today you consider it to be flooding the pages with garbage and BTW I made the original comment about the firing and you guys responded to me I didn't go after anybody until I was addressed.

slapshot18_rs
slapshot18_rs

@tag1 @slapshot18_rs  becuase you guys are like a colt on here. if anyone says one thing slightly off from what you guys think (really its the way you interpret comments), it turns into you guys are right and everyone else doesnt know anythig about hockey.  meanwhile, you guys say some of the most ridiculous things from time to time. and most of the time its obnoxious but there you guys are, to support eachother.  this blog has gone down down down over the past few years and you guys are a big reason why.  you FLOOD the pages constantly with garbage, and no one can have different opinions.  its silly really.

tag1
tag1

@slapshot18_rs So a lot of us agree that wang/snow suck is that hard to understand considering their track record?

slapshot18_rs
slapshot18_rs

no im just saying its adorable how much you guys support eachother. really is

orange2327
orange2327

@isles23 if im annoying you then I know I've had an impact. And I will continue to annoy fools like you who post such drivel.

isles23
isles23

@orange, But what exactly are you doing? Have you impacted a single thing? Your just shouting at the wind telling it to stop blowing. All your doing is annoying the person next to you.

orange2327
orange2327

Shero was fired snow should be fired but wont cause the owner when all is said and done is a fraud.

slapshot18_rs
slapshot18_rs

@tag1 @slapshot18_rs  haha wow this is ridiculous.


this is my formal statement, use this and only this:


snow is not a good gm. he should be fired. i agree. shero should have been fired too. both organizations are in completely different situations so comparing the two is silly to me.  let me say IN MY OPINION so you guys can stop while youre ahead becuase i know the next statement is going to be something completely irrelevant or misconstrued

tag1
tag1

@slapshot18_rs You say he should be fired then you say he's in rebuild mode so you make excuses for him. He's been GM 8 years and we have squat to show for those 8 years.

orange2327
orange2327

Snow is in a rebuild mode....hahahahahahahaha. give me a break. 8 years of "rebuilding" hahahahahahahaha.

slapshot18_rs
slapshot18_rs

shero was in WIN OR BUST mode.  snow is in REBUILD mode.  shero should absolutely be fired after that, and so should snow, believe me i want snow fired just as badly as everyone.  but hes not because hes in a REBUILD, not CUP OR BUST. i think snow has done a poor job, but it doesnt take a genius to distinguish the difference in their teams scenarios.  

tag1
tag1

@slapshot18_rs So Shero deserved to get fired but snow deserves to keep his job?

slapshot18_rs
slapshot18_rs

just please, show me one sentence where i claimed to believe in wang and snow.  just one will do.


i said the penguins and islanders scenarios are incomparable, and they are.  how can you disagree with that  

tag1
tag1

@slapshot18_rs It's true, keep putting all your eggs in the prospect basket, keep waiting, it's only 21 Years and counting

orange2327
orange2327

Its only because guys like you set the bar so low that there is no need to expect any more than a fluke run to an 8th seed.

orange2327
orange2327

@tag1 forget it let them have the wang/snow isles.

slapshot18_rs
slapshot18_rs

that team should have been a dynasty. but it was TERRIBLE in the playoffs. cup or bust, did you forget that? its been several years of bust. 

orange2327
orange2327

Competant enough to win a cup go to another final and be a 100+ pt a year team. A team that btw beats us like a rented mule.

slapshot18_rs
slapshot18_rs

@orange2327  so competent they were all fired today for under performing with world class talent. 

tag1
tag1

@doc942 @tag1@cournoyer George had his flaws but he was hellbent on winning, wang doesn't have the same fire in the belly that George had.

doc942
doc942

@tag1 @doc942 @cournoyer  Very true... the time frame for winning was quick with George.                                          

tag1
tag1

@doc942 @tag1@cournoyer He bought the team in 72 and got to the series in 76 and won the series in 77, wang bought the team 14 years ago and hasn't won a playoff series to compare the two is ridiculous especially when you consider George was willing to spend and wang isn't.

doc942
doc942

@tag1 @doc942 @cournoyer  So you knew Steinbrenner before he bought the Yankees?  Do you realize he was ridiculed for being a "bafoonish" owner prior to winning?  Then all of a sudden he was a genius.  But not before.  That's the point.

orange2327
orange2327

Steinbrenner for all of his flaws hired good baseball people.